On May 5, 2024, an intriguing MLB encounter is set to take place at the Oakland Coliseum as the Miami Marlins go head-to-head with the Oakland Athletics, starting at 4:07 PM under scattered clouds. The Marlins will send Sixto Sánchez to the mound, who currently has an ERA of 8.357. His counterpart from the Athletics, Joe Boyle, holds an ERA of 6.075.

In the standings of the 2024 NL East Division, the Marlins are currently 15th with a record of 6-24, translating to a winning percentage of .200. They are placed 5th within the division with a record of 1-9. Their form has been struggling with 2 wins in the last 10 games and a seven-game losing streak. The home and road splits for the Marlins show they have 2-15 and 4-9 records respectively, with a 4-2 daylight game record compared to 2 wins in night games. The team has garnered 104 runs while conceding 168.

On the other side, the Athletics sit 12th in the AL West Division with a 13-17 record and a .430 winning percentage. They rank 3rd in their division with a 2-1 divisional record. The Athletics have picked up 5 wins in their last 10 outings and are currently on a two-game winning streak. Their home record stands at 5-9, and they equally split their road games with an 8-8 record. The Athletics have shown strength in daytime games with 9 wins compared to 4 in nighttime outings. They have scored 89 runs and allowed 128.

Turning to the betting aspect, the Marlins enter this matchup as underdogs with a +108 MoneyLine, and the Athletics favored at -129. The game’s Over/Under is set at 7.5, and the Athletics have a -1.5 point spread. Given the recent performances and the odds, this game promises to be a tight contest with the Athletics looking slightly more favorable to take the win.